Turboninja (428) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite basic IPA with no suprises. But the taste is just too lame in every way. Good carbonation.
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great beer, nice aroma but not exagerated, caramel notes and hoppy but in the belgian way, with yeasty character
Gramoit (379) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting aroma, sweet, Belgian yeast and lastly hops. Quite malty, sweet and sticky with some US style IPA flavours .A Belgian styled IPA which was done pretty dam well, would not mind having again.
RasmusOtt (2012) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast, straw, hops, citrus, pine, peach and rather dry. Taste of hops, belgian yeast, peach, pine, basement, citrus and with a dry end.
bartlebier (3196) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013. - One more great blend of rich Belgian ale-style creaminess + fruit yeasts with US-IPA hops. Quite heavy and a tad too dry to be thrist-quenching, but full of round tastes and exotic aromas.
tiong (5846) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beernavigator
BBE 12/04/16 -
Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of caramely malts, sweetish notes, grassy hops, hints of fruits. Taste is sweet, malty and sticky with notes of fruits and grassy hops. Finish is grassy, malty and sweetish with warming notes. A bit unbalanced, too sweet and sticky.
Lowenbrau (2950) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle @Cervezorama. Malty caramel, phenolic aromas. Medium body and average carbonation. Taste is crispy, mild bitter. Enjoyable.
FatPhil (12737) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
pleasant sweet fruity aroma, a little syrupy. Sweet amaerican syruppy IPA style malts, but with a belgian kind of attempt at sophistication. Does have plenty of fruity hops in the taste, but the syruppy malts are too much. Chewy palate, almost slick, and with harsh carbonation. Bitter bite in the finish reinforces the carbonation, but is otherwise nice. There’s even some sweet ginger sweeties in the finish. I do like ginger, but I don’t expect those chinese sweeties in a beer. Hard to rate, it could be 3.0 from some sips, it could be 3.5 from others. Adequate, certainly, and a little quirky.
Rerate: Tap (Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki) (6:4:6:3:12=3.1)
Mid orange, healthy creamy head. Fruity, Anna identifies it as soft peach. Occasionally a waft of too much alcohol. Palate is so smooth, but with the sugars and alcohol it’s a bit heavy in places. Certainly fits in with the bell-curve of experiences from the bottle, but doesn’t have the same highs that that had.
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Smith Street Cellars. Great beer, complex notes mostly from the yeast and hops. Aroma: bread, caramel, grass. Taste: sweet and sour, with bitter notes, very long length. Palate: creamy, full bodied. Appearance: amber, with a frothy head.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Have had this both in 330ml bottle and draft at BXL East. Pours beautiful golden orange with thick, slightly off-white head. Amazing lacing. Aroma is more hop forward with some citrus and Belgian yeast in the background. Taste is a balance between big hops and a bit of yeast. Finishes slightly bitter and lingers on the palate.